Turns out lutris is a really solid way to manage your games on linux. Including windows games! lutris.net/

@lastfuture I've found guardianproject.info/apps/obsc - even though it's geared toward faces you can easily use it to censor anything.

@lastfuture I've found guardianproject.info/apps/obsc - even though it's geared toward faces you can easily use it to censor anything.

A very solid option - if it is available - is to skip smart plugs and instead install in-wall switches that you can communicate with via Zigbee, Z-Wave or similar.

Just don't forget to uninstall the app and disallow external connections after setup. I've written github.com/freaktechnik/maxsma to control these plugs from the Mozilla IoT gateway.

I haven't looked into their HTTP traffic enough yet, but if you get one of these maxSMART 2.0 plugs, make sure to disallow all WAN access to them after they're set up. It looks like you can customize the URL they phone home to, so it may be possible to set up a local server that consumes their data/controls them, but I haven't gotten that far yet. The important bit is, that you can control the switch and read the power and current via a simple local UDP API.

There are some international ones with Z-Wave or Zigbee as protocols, which would be great. However, there are also some Swiss made ones that have open APIs but somehow still depend on the cloud (looking at you, myStrom). Lastly, there's this really interesting form factor from Max Hauri. It meshes really well with how we lay out our plugs. Sadly it depends on unencrypted cloud services that send your password MD5 encoded for set up and likely for the timer functions and energy history, too.

Smart plugs suck in Switzerland. This is mostly a home-made problem due to us having our own plug system. International brands will either sell us the SchuKo version, or a plug adapted from that. These are often extremely bad solutions. Even though they may be very compact, they'll likely obscure two additional sockets for us. Alternatively they'll be in the "power brick" style, which means you can only use them in certain socket locations.

I used to use skitch when it was maintained, but afaik it hasn't been maintained in forever.

Is there a simple Android app to quickly redact info in a screenshot (or arbitrary image file)? I can't find anything purpose built that doesn't have ads or in app purchases for some reason.

We finally released the implementations for our container-based network simulator (meshsim) and CoAP+CBOR+Noise ultra-low-bandwidth Matrix transport experiment from #FOSDEM - see matrix.org/blog/2019/03/12/bre for all the details!

@glow "Hi, I'm Glo" they can't misspell that. They may sometimes even properly spell it "glow" ;)

@jaller94 Depends on the thing. It's generally a link to a web view the thing provides. In the case of my weather stations it's just a link to the Netatmo dashboard.

@glow I guess in theory I should be able to create my own layout, but not sure if I like making android apps enough...

@glow yep, which all for some reason make the middle row full width, instead of leaving padding left and right if there aren't 10 key in it.

@glow I've only seen grid ones (where the keys of the first and second row are aligned) which I don't like.

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